Gunung Rinjani

Country/territory: Indonesia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2 (2002)
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Area: 139,270 ha

Protection status:

Burung Indonesia

Site description
Gunung Rinjani (3736 m) is one of the highest mountain in Indonesia and it is the highest mountain in Wallacea (Coates 1997). The dormant crater become a lake (Segara Anak 1125 ha) (Wibowo & Suyatno 1998).

Key biodiversity
This area is the most important site for birds onLombok Island. Last recorded Flores Green Pigeon Treron floris was in 1909 (Rensch 1931). Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea previously reported as extinct in this area (PHPA/LIPI/BirdLife-IP 1998), however an observation in 2000 by V.Nijman (personal communication.) and W. Prayitno (personal communication) recorded this species. Chestnut-backed Thrush Zoothera dohertyi has become difficuly bird to see due to bird catching activities since 1980s.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gunung Rinjani. Downloaded from on 18/04/2021.